Asthma medication linked to infertility in women

(University of Adelaide) Women with asthma who only use short-acting asthma relievers take longer to become pregnant than other women, according to international research led by the University of Adelaide.
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Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Researchers from the University of Adelaide found female sufferers who take preventer inhalers, which contain steroids, have the same pregnancy prospects as non-asthma patients.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Background: Asthma has been linked with prolonged time to pregnancy, but our knowledge of asthma and infertility is limitedObjective: To explore a possible association between asthma and infertilityMethods: All pregnant women referred to Hvidovre Hospital (HVH) have been offered enrolment into the Management of Asthma during Pregnancy (MAP) program since 2007. Pregnant women were eligible for the present study provided they had a diagnosis of asthma and had their first visit to the respiratory outpatient clinic within the first 18 weeks of pregnancy (cases). Controls were the three consecutive women giving birth at HVH. In...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Clinical Problems Asthma Source Type: research
Environmental exposures are becoming increasingly recognized as important contributors to health. Over the last decade, a significant number of studies have examined the relationship between ambient air and traffic-related air pollution and the incidence of asthma, cardiovascular disease, and reproductive outcomes. Proximity to major roadways has recently been shown to impact time to pregnancy and infertility rates.1 We sought to determine if residential proximity to in-state major U.S. highways and interstates impacts IVF outcomes.
Source: Fertility and Sterility - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Tags: Poster session Source Type: research
Conclusion: To address the many challenges posed by EDCs, we argue that Africans should take the lead in prioritization and evaluation of environmental hazards, including EDCs. We recommend the institution of education and training programs for chemical users, adoption of the precautionary principle, establishment of biomonitoring programs, and funding of community-based epidemiology and wildlife research programs led and funded by African institutes and private companies. https://doi.org/10.1289/EHP1774 Received: 16 February 2017 Revised: 22 May 2017 Accepted: 24 May 2017 Published: 22 August 2017 Address correspond...
Source: EHP Research - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Commentary Source Type: research
Evidence is increasing of an association between asthma and aspects of female reproduction. However, current knowledge is limited and furthermore relies on questionnaire studies or small populations. In a prospective observational cohort study to investigate whether time to pregnancy, the number of fertility treatments, and the number of successful pregnancies differ significantly between women with unexplained infertility with and without asthma. 245 women with unexplained infertility (aged 23–45 years) underwent questionnaires and asthma and allergy testing while undergoing fertility treatment. 96 women enteri...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Asthma and allergy Original Articles: Asthma Source Type: research
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